The dispute between the Finance Sector Union of Australia (FSU) and the Commonwealth Bank (CBA) is listed at the Fair Work Commission in Sydney on Wednesday 15 May 2019.
The FSU has taken the bank to the Fair Work Commission following media reports that the CBA was planning to make more than 10,000 employees redundant.
FSU National Secretary Julia Angrisano said the union had been forced to take action after the CBA failed to deny reports that a secret plan was being developed to cut staff numbers by 20 per cent.
“It is unacceptable for bank workers to be kept in the dark, with their jobs under threat, because the CBA was unable to prevent leaks from its secret razor gang, slicing costs from the bank’s operations,” Ms Angrisano said.
“Our members deserve to be consulted about changes to the CBA’s business before lists of employees are being drawn up.”
“Bank workers deserve to have the backing of their employer instead of being threatened with the sack.”
Ms Angrisano said treating staff fairly was fundamental to restoring trust at the CBA following its mauling at the Bank Royal Commission.
“This will be Matt Comyn’s first test to steady plummeting staff morale and rebuild the CBA’s reputation instead of cutting branches and dumping staff,” Ms Angrisano said.